The Wallis and Film Independent Present 

A Live Read of BREAKING AWAY

Peter Yates and Steve Tesich’s 1979 Academy and Golden Globe-winning Coming of Age Comedy-Drama


Feb 25 | 07:30 PM

BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER

The second season of Film Independent Presents at The Wallis continues with a signature Live Read event featuring Peter Yates’ 1979 Golden Globe-winning Best Picture and Academy Award-winning Best Screenplay, Breaking Away. Directed by Michael Angelo Covino and produced by Kyle Marvin, who are both nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award this season for their film The Climb, the definitive coming of age comedy-drama will be presented at The Wallis along with a live orchestra and stationary bicycles!

In Breaking Away, Dave and his working-class friends Cyril, Moocher and Mike spend their post-high school days in Bloomington, Indiana, sparring with snooty students from the local university, chasing girls and – in Dave's case – dreaming of competitive bicycle racing. The four friends face opposition from all corners as they decide to make Dave's dreams come true in the university's annual bicycle endurance race.

DIRECTED BY
Michael Covino and Kyle Marvin

CAST
K Callen, Michael Angelo Covino, Dennis Christopher, Paul Dooley, Skyler Gisondo, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin, and Taika Waititi 

Running Time: 110 minutes with no intermission.